Many Miami environmental science graduate students take the Ecology Field Courses each year.This discussion topic submitted by Nikki Nagel ( email@example.com) at 7:25 PM on 4/21/02. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
I. Introduction and background
A. What is a manatee?
B. History and interesting facts
C. Why is it called the cow of the sea?
II. Am I looking at a manatee?
A. How you can tell...
B. A little lesson in the anatomy and the physiology of a manatee
III. From the first day to the last. (The life of a manatee.)
B. A normal day
D. The end of the line....
IV. The manatee and its niche...
A. This is were they live.
B. The Powerplant debate.
C. Eating habits and what this does to the environment.
V. Living on the edge (humans are such a bother)
A. Why manatees are endangered...
B. Death causing agents for the manatees
VI. What we can do to help, and what is being done
VII. The other side of the story. (Because we have to be fair to both sides.)
VIII. How I would plan to use this information in my classroom.
B. Student presentations
Flordia Marine Research Institute "Descriptions of Manatee Death Categories" http://www.floridamarine.org/features/view_article.asp?id=6780
Manatee Brain: "Evolution." http://manateebrain.org/07evolution/index.html
"Save the Manatee Club": http://www.savethemanatee.org/
The Silver Think Tank: "Manatee Destructin of Flordia's Native Aquatic Habitats", "Native Florida Endangered Bird Species: Good Birding & Audubon Society information", "Expansion of the Manatee." http://www.manateestudy.com/
"The Trouble with Manatees and the Florida Water Story." http://www.xtalwind.net/~cfa/
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